• Police asking for help in locating missing 65-year-old Whidbey Island woman

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    The Island County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a missing 65-year-old woman last seen in Sedro Woolley. 

    Janet Wellman, who lives in Freeland, was last seen April 12 in Sedro Woolley. Wellman is a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic and may be confused about her location. 

    Her family says she currently has no cellphone or car and will likely be traveling by foot or using public transportation. 

    Wellman is 5 feet, 5 inches tall, 180 pounds and has long, gray hair. She was last seen wearing a light blue jacket and glasses. Wellman also has a bad knee and walks slowly, potentially with a limp. 

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Island County Sheriff's Office at 360-679-9567 or email at tips@co.island.wa.us.

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